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Community banks are the safest, soundest, and most secure financial institutions in the state. Your bank is part of a statewide network of nearly 200 community banks, which have combined assets of more than $140 billion. Community banks pay millions of dollars in taxes and provide the largest number of home mortgages.

Your bank is an intricate part of the community because local residents control the bank as shareholders and/or account holders. Your community bank is the primary funding source for most local construction projects and residential mortgages. Every year community banks make financial donations to civic groups and local charities, and community banks support many of the area’s small businesses.

Your institution helps to grow your community!

During Community Banking Month, please celebrate your institution with your community. Celebrating your institution is a way to show your friends and neighbors that you appreciate all that they do and to show them what you do to help grow the community.

What Employees Need To Know

  • April is National Community Banking Month. Here in Pennsylvania, we will be celebrating community banking all month long, too.
  • This is an opportunity for you and other employees to spread the word about what makes your institution special, especially your connections to your community.
  • As employees, you will play an important role in the educational process. Take advantage of this celebration, and use it as an opportunity to speak out about the ways in which your institution is a vital contributor to your community.

Why community bank pride?

  • Community banks are the safest, soundest, and most secure financial institutions in the state.
  • Your bank is part of a statewide network of nearly 200 community banks, which:
    • have combined assets of more than $140 billion.
    • pay millions of dollars in taxes.
    • provide the largest number of home mortgages.

What makes a community bank?

  • Locally owned and operated
  • Local reinvestment of deposits in residential mortgages, small business loans, and agricultural and student loans
  • Community-oriented management philosophy

Why are community banks special?

  • Local residents control the bank as shareholders and/or account holders.
  • Community banks are the primary funding source for most local construction projects and residential mortgages.
  • Community banks make financial donations to civic groups, and employees are often members of local civic groups.
  • Community banks support many of the area’s small businesses.